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Is It Normal To Have A Bad Taste In The Mouth After Tonsillectomy
Not usually: Sometimes the taste can be affected, hopefully short term, by the operation itself. In order to expose the tonsils a device is used which pushes the tongue down. If the operation takes a long time this device can sometimes cause temporary damage to te tongue. Rarely this can last a long time with change in the sense of taste. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Can happen: I would not say it is normal, but it can occur. Many of the materials we use taste awful, but with proper isolation, you should not be aware of this since they should not reach your tongue. If you had an amalgam filling, then you literally have metal in your mouth. One other possibility is that the injection may have caused some altered sensation, which should be temporary. ...Read more
Some antibiotics: Aren't bad but others can taste simply awful. ...Read more
Not normal: The build up on your tongue is likely due to the presence of bacterial colonies on the surface of your tongue. If you do not brush your tongue at least twice a day then start. If you brush your tongue regularly then it is possible that it is not effective enough. Go out and purchase a tongue scraper and see if you can clean better. ...Read more
I have cold and flu,there is mucus in my throat making it hard to speak and causimg bad taste in my mouth,this is the first time that happens to me..?
Seasonal flu: Seasonal flu is very common viral infection with symptoms you have described. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP after 7-8 days or so. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you think is causing metallic taste in my mouth? I've had a metallic taste in my mouth for 2 months. Today i looked at my tongue and it is a dark yellowish orange color. I went to the denist a month ago to rule out an infection and the taste maybe
My mouth is producing too much saliva, that I have to spit every so often, and it's also causing a metal taste in my mouth. Why? Should I c a fam.doc?
Your symptoms: You have more than likely developed a habit of spitting when it's not necessary. Simply swallow and try not to focus in on the amount of saliva in your mouth. Metallic taste can be from medication, diet, gum problems or a host of other causes. See your dentist first and if necessary a physician to get checked out and hopefully discover the cause of the metallic taste. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Could happen, but you should contact your gastroenterologist that did the procedure. ...Read more
What is an esophageal diverticulum? I had a partial tonsillectomy but still have the taste and odor of tonsiliths in my throat.
A: Defect or small pouch that protrude from your esophagus that may harbor food particles that may decay. May need swallowing studies, etc, talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
This is my 5th day after extraction of upper molar. It is yellowish and I had a bad taste in my mouth. Is this normal?
I find small balls of a foul smelling material that is almost paste like in consistency that comes from the back of my throat and nasal cavity connects to my throat and mouth. It is usually in the mornings and is a tiny ammount. Should I be worried?
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